Musical treat in store with Karine and co

Karine Polwart
Karine Polwart

Folk music songstress Karine Polwart will be entertaining in the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, on Thursday, November 28, at 7.30pm.

With glowing reviews in for the evocative lyricism and cinematic style of her new album Traces, the Scottish singer-songwriter has been nominated for three awards at the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 (Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album & Best Original Song).

With her two regular touring collaborators, brother Steven Polwart (guitars and vocals) and Fair Islander Inge Thomson (accordion, percussion and vocals) she will be playing a raft of songs from the new album and some old favourites.

Karine draws inspiration from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with changing times.

Her talent for crafting unique, enduring melodies and her gift for saying just enough without overstating her case, come together in songs with powerful, modern themes.

She has a pure and strong voice, drawing the listener towards her in the same way one might lean towards a late night fireside tale with a heady dose of humour too.

Tickets are £16 and £18. Call 0845 127 2190

(Photo by Paul Heartfield)

n A tale of murder, bombs and intrigue is being performed in Tideswell Church tonight, Friday and Saturday (November 28-30).

Tideswell Community Players perform The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night.

This exciting play with songs, written by Alan Cullen, is set in Victorian Sheffield and is based on the true story of the Sheffield Outrages, when workers and management clashed violently over new ways of working.

Gripping drama, rousing songs, and comedy. Don’t miss it! Tickets are £8 and £6 (concessions), available on 01298 871063.